A-10C II
by MrDioso
uploaded 2024-05-11
(updated 2024-05-14)
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#USA #A10 #A-10 #ATTACKER #MOD

Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II

Description

A mod aircraft called A-10C II. Built with 136 of the finest parts, its root part is quizTechMk1K10Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.5.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 136
  • Mods: 9
  • KSP: 1.12.5

Hey everyone,

I’m excited to show you my latest build, the A-10C. It’s my second project of 2024, and I’ve been itching to tackle this one for a while. Finally got the time and motivation to make it happen!

I hope you all enjoy checking out this special build of mine. It’s been a labor of love, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for more updates!

Cheers!

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately known as the Warthog or simply Hog, stands as a testament to close air support excellence. Developed by Fairchild Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF), this single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft has been a stalwart since its inception in 1977, drawing inspiration from its namesake, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Tasked with providing unparalleled close air support (CAS) to ground troops, the A-10 specializes in engaging armored vehicles, tanks, and other hostile ground forces. Remarkably, it’s the sole production aircraft exclusively designed for CAS duties in the USAF’s arsenal.

Beyond its primary role, the A-10 assumes the critical responsibility of directing allied aircraft in ground attacks, operating under the designation OA-10 when primarily fulfilling this role.

Crafted to surpass the capabilities of its predecessor, the Douglas A-1 Skyraider, the Thunderbolt II’s design revolves around the formidable 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary autocannon. Its airframe embodies durability, featuring 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of titanium armor safeguarding both cockpit and vital aircraft systems, ensuring operational resilience even amidst intense combat.

With the agility to operate from short or unpaved airstrips near front lines, coupled with its straightforward design facilitating maintenance under austere conditions, the A-10 epitomizes adaptability and reliability.

Its combat legacy spans pivotal engagements, from the Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) to conflicts in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and battles against the Islamic State in the Middle East. Notably, its performance during Operation Desert Storm underscored its effectiveness and earned widespread acclaim.

While the A-10A single-seat variant remained the sole production model, a lone pre-production airframe underwent modification, emerging as the YA-10B twin-seat prototype to explore all-weather night-capable capabilities.

In a bid for modernization, the A-10C configuration initiative commenced in 2005, integrating state-of-the-art avionics to complement precision weaponry. Despite initial plans for replacement by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, debates regarding the A-10’s irreplaceability persist within the USAF and political spheres.

Although the USAF obtained congressional approval to commence A-10 retirements in 2023, further actions have been postponed until the USAF can adequately demonstrate the seamless transition of the A-10’s unparalleled close-air-support capabilities.

EPIC PICTURE

Mods

  • B9 Aerospace Parts Pack
  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • BDArmory
  • Kerbal Foundries Wheels and Repulsors ALPHA
  • Procedural Parts
  • QuizTechAeroPackContinued
  • Squad (stock)
  • Stock Extension
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!

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